All About Bellafill: What To Expect From This Long-Lasting Filler
Bellafill has arrived on the dermal filler market to a great deal of fanfare and public interest. As with any innovation, a little skepticism is healthy. People want to know if the incredible claims made by the product are the real thing.
So, this post is all about Bellafill: what to expect from this long-lasting filler, in the interest of giving readers the facts.
How It’s Different
Bellafill is specifically targeted at smile lines and acne scarring. Formulated from lidocaine (a numbing agent), collagen and acrylic microspheres, this filler goes further than any other has, to date.
With results lasting for up to 5 years, it seems almost too good to be true. But at DRC360, we’re seeing truly remarkable outcomes for our guests.
Approved by the FDA in 2006, Bellafill has been used in Europe under the product name Artefill, since the 1990s. The effects seen on the nasolabial folds (from the nose to the mouth) are striking. The long-term results are highly attractive for those who don’t want to be bothered with continual touch-ups.
For acne scarring, results endure for 1 year, with active ingredient PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) acting to smooth the surface of the skin. But it’s this ingredient which makes an allergy test necessary before proceeding with Bellafill treatment.
80% of Bellafill’s formulation consists of bovine collagen, with a small amount of lidocaine added to ease any discomfort during and following treatment.
How It Works
The PMMA and collagen contained in Bellafill mimic the body’s own processes, stimulating the production of natural collagen. And collagen production is at the heart of Bellafill’s effectiveness for acne scars which are more serious and have a rolling appearance.
After several treatments, because the PMMA used in the product isn’t absorbed into the body, the effect of Bellafill becomes permanent, noticeably changing the appearance of acne scarring by creating a smoother skin surface. By stimulating the production of new collagen fibers 2 to 3 months after a treatment, the skin is radically renewed.
At DRC360, we’ve seen startling results with Bellafill. Because of the enhanced collagen production, combined with PMMA microspheres, acne-scarred skin can be treated by evening the surface. For nasolabial folds, the same effect is seen, with much longer lasting results.
But as we said earlier in this post, treatment for acne-scarring with Bellafill has a permanent effect after a prescribed number of treatments (depending on the extent and severity of scarring).
Bellafill has changed the game in the realm of fillers. Currently only approved by the FDA for use on the two areas discussed in this post, we’re excited to see what the future holds for this revolutionary dermal filler.
At DRC360, we do things differently. Our primary care physician is supported by anti-aging services and a full suite of the latest in aesthetic technologies and treatments.
It’s all part of the Gold Circle of Care, providing our patients with a smart, new way of taking care of themselves with medical support.
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